Voter Registration In New Mexico
Who Can Register In New Mexico
To register to vote in New Mexico, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of New Mexico
- Be at least 18 years old, or turning 18 by the election
- Not have been declared “non-compos mentis” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted but have completed all terms and conditions of sentencing
You must register to vote at least 28 days before the election you wish to vote in, or you can register during early voting (see more under “Election Day Registration”).
New Mexico Election Day Registration
If you’re eligible to vote in New Mexico but have not yet registered, you can register and vote at your county clerk’s office during the early voting period (until the Saturday before the election). New Mexico does NOT offer Election Day registration.
You can pre-register to vote in New Mexico if you will turn 18 by the next election.
Voting Rights Restoration
New Mexico does restore the right to vote upon completion of the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In New Mexico
Where To Vote In New Mexico
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to absentee vote by mail in New Mexico.
To request an absentee vote by mail ballot in New Mexico, complete the online application. You can also contact your county clerk’s office in person or by mail, phone, or email to get a physical application form, and then return it by mail or hand delivery. The application must include your original, non-digital signature if submitted by mail.
Click here to track your New Mexico absentee vote by mail ballot.
To return your New Mexico absentee vote by mail ballot, mail it back or return it to your county clerk’s office.
Early Voting In New Mexico
New Mexico offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 28 days before the election at the latest, but may begin earlier in some counties.
Primary Elections In New Mexico
New Mexico has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. 17-year-olds can vote in the primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In New Mexico
Additional New Mexico Resources
Your State Election Official
New Mexico Secretary of State
Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Phone number: 505.827.3600